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Edit Did You Know? Trivia In August , when the adaptation was a standalone film with Josh Boone writing and directing, Deadline reported that Warner Bros wanted to cast Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg.
On Twitter, Boone corrected the story as that he actually wanted McConaughey for the role of Stu Redman and that he wanted Christian Bale as Flagg.
McConaughey did go on to play Flagg in The Dark Tower Goofs When Stu is taken to the first military facility in Texas they say it is in Kileen.
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Stu Redman 9 episodes, Frannie Goldsmith 9 episodes, Joe 8 episodes, Nadine Cross 7 episodes, Larry Underwood 7 episodes, Harold Lauder 7 episodes, Ray Brentner 7 episodes, Randall Flagg 7 episodes, Joe 3 episodes, Warren Frost George Richardson 2 episodes, Tom Holland Carl Hough 2 episodes, Stephen King Teddy Weizak 2 episodes, Sarah Schaub Gina McCone 2 episodes, Bruce MacVittie Ace-High 2 episodes, Dan Martin Rich Moffat 2 episodes, Max Wright Herbert Denninger 2 episodes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Monster Shouter 2 episodes, Kevin Doyle Sarge 2 episodes, Richard Jewkes Dick Ellis 2 episodes, Robert Knott Edit Storyline When a government-run lab accidentally lets loose a deadly virus, most of the population of the world is wiped out.
Taglines: The end of the world is just the beginning. Edit Did You Know? Trivia For years it was planned to make this story into a theatrical film, directed by George A.
Stephen King did many drafts to make it of a suitable length for a feature film, and when he couldn't get it short enough they considered breaking it into two separate films before finally letting Rospo Pallenberg write a draft.
But before they could make it, King was offered the chance to make this mini-series for television.
Goofs When Stu opens of the elevator doors in the CDC, the symbol on the door frame reveals that he's on the second floor. Moments later he goes down two flights of stairs and tries to open the stair entrance to the second floor.
Quotes Scientist : I can't believe a piece of Southern Fried Chicken like you is going to survive this. Alternate Versions DVD and VHS versions edited the series in two episodes instead of 4, deleting opening credits in episodes 2 and 4, and ending credits in episodes 1 and 3.
Blu Ray versions keep the original 4 episodes format, but only keep opening credits for episode 1 and ending credits for episode 4.
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Language: English. Production Co: Greengrass Productions , Laurel Entertainment Inc. I loved everything about it except the ending.
I'm a big fan of Stephen King and have 23 of his books on my shelf. Stephen King can only write a good ending to a book by chance.
One of the things I like best about King's writing is the way he breathes life into characters and every day settings.
For a horror wri I loved this book. For a horror writer this is crucial. You have to make everything utterly believable so that when the monster comes and the stakes are raised the reader feels it's all real and cares about what's at stake.
The short story, The Body, on which the film Stand By Me is based is a great example of King's genius at making complicated, flawed, awkward, real characters.
Anyway, The Stand, is not typical King as the main core of it is an apocalypse, and the super natural horror element is rather secondary and low key for most of the story.
The apocalypse is a believable one, a flu pandemic with a mortality rate so high that only a tiny fraction of the population survives.
King tears the world down in terrifying slow motion and playing on our fears of pandemics it is at once horrifying, touching, and fascinating.
King is great at slowly pulling everyday reality apart. The cast of characters who survive this catastrophe is sizeable, diverse, and interesting.
A pyromaniac with an array of mental issues, a man with learning disabilities, a singer who was in the act breaking big, others more ordinary but no less fascinating under pressure.
The literary institutions of this world sniff at horror writers as much as they do fantasy writers but I find King's prose and insights into the human condition to be as powerful as those in many of the more plodding works of literary fiction I've read.
Readers often don't notice it because it's not what they came for. But King is interested in people and how pressure acts on them.
No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side.
Or you don't. The two communities we focus on centre on the supernatural aspect of the book, one of them is home to the 'good' folk, and the other to the 'bad'.
The bad camp is ruled over by Randal Flagg who roams through the pages of quite a few of King's books, The Dark Tower in particular.
The book concludes with the fight between these two camps and ultimately the ending was a touch unsatisfying for me, though not awful by any means.
The journey to that ending however was a fascinating thrill ride and well worth the price of entry! If you've not tried Stephen King before then this is a fine place to jump in - be warned though, it is perhaps the longest of his books with a page count to rival GRRM at his most long winded.
Join my 3-emails-a-year newsletter prizes View all 19 comments. Shelves: bookstagram-made-me-do-it , library. Oh wow, it hasn't even been a year since I finished this and I'm rereading again?
I also really enjoyed it along the way, which says a lot due to my struggle with committing to massive books. Anyway, I'm satisfied an Oh wow, it hasn't even been a year since I finished this and I'm rereading again?
Anyway, I'm satisfied and a tiny bit relieved to be finished. View all 60 comments. Want to catch the flu? Read The Stand.
I caught it twice in the month it took me to read this book. I'm rarely sick so it's clearly a thing. Post-apocalyptic book where most people die from a super flu.
That part was my favorite. It then becomes a battle between Good and Evil. Some fantasy elements were included. This part was still solid.
I liked how we got to follow the characters and get to know them. I felt some similarities to Station Eleven so if you like The Stand I would give this on Want to catch the flu?
I felt some similarities to Station Eleven so if you like The Stand I would give this one a shot too! View all 20 comments.
So I have had this awesome paperback door stopper for some time. Gift from friend I decided to get the audio through the library and of course now I have added it to my Audible wishlist.
The narration is freaking awesome! The whole damn book is freaking awesome! The thing is, I didn't think I would like it because I barely remember the movie and am not sure I liked it.
That was a long time ago and who the hell knows! I'm just extremely happy I finally read it. It's long, but most b Wow!!
It's long, but most books I read or listen to are so that's neither here nor there. I just loved reading about all of the people and events.
And I did laugh at times. YES, scary stories do have some comedy at times. Anyhoo, enjoy peeps!! Happy Reading!
View all 33 comments. M-O-O-N spells spectacular! I first read THE STAND in the early 80's. It was during the Christmas break- I lived out in the boonies with my family, and after the holiday hoopla was over -I planted myself in my favorite chair and sat there for 4 days devouring every page- only leaving for bathroom breaks, meals and sleep.
I read it with my Goodreads friend Lisa- who had the uncut version, while I had the original- I stopped and started M-O-O-N spells spectacular!
I read it with my Goodreads friend Lisa- who had the uncut version, while I had the original- I stopped and started as she caught up- there were huge amounts of messages back and forth- on the characters, the differences in editions, who we loved- who we hated, and everything and anything we could think of to discuss.
It was a month long read At a remote U. Army base, a strain of influenza is accidentally released. Despite a lock down- soldier Charles Campion is able to escape with his wife and child.
By the time the military is able to track his whereabouts- Campion has spread the disease around parts of Texas- triggering a pandemic which kills off 99 percent of the population.
The one percent are left in survival mode- spread out over the entire country and plagued by strange dreams about two individuals which eventually draw some to Nebraska and some to Las Vegas.
Hemingford Home, Nebraska- Is the home of Abagail Freemantle— "Mother Abagail" a year- old woman who receives visions from God.
She is the embodiment of good. Las Vegas, Nevada- is where Randall Flagg has set up shop- Randall is also called The Dark Man and The Walking Dude.
He lives to cause death and destruction and has supernatural powers which allow him to be human, animal or demon. He is the embodiment of evil. King said that he "wanted to write a fantasy epic like The Lord of the Rings, only with an American setting"- and that is just what he did.
THE STAND is a wonderful epic fantasy adventure about good vs evil- One that I would recommend to anybody who hasn't read it yet, and even to those who have!
View all 50 comments. None of us want to really see a Star in the East or a pillar of fire by night. We want peace and rationality and routine.
It is over in a matter of weeks. Civilization grinds to a halt, then collapses, and then falls into chaos.
A Mad Max world is born. A virus that kills The last thing any virus should do is kill the host. Death of the host leads to death of the virus.
God had brought down a harsh judgment on the human race. This is man destroying himself. Since we are made in his image I do think sometimes what God, if he exists, likes least in us is what he likes least about himself.
The whole theory of God is built on good and evil. If evil exists, then oddly God exists. The Vatican has been working relentlessly to prove for centuries that pure evil exists to justify the whole need for their continued existence.
The proof might be rising out of the ashes of this virulent plague. These dreams are as vivid as they are confusing. There is a battle for their souls going on.
They must choose. Do they go to Randall Flagg, or do they flock to Abagail Freemantle? You would think it would be an easy decision.
Of course, we would join Abagail, the self-anointed prophet of God. Not to mention that she knows there has to be a reckoning.
But are they evil? When people from the Boulder Free Zone mingle with those from the Dark Side, they find them to be normal people, just like the people they left back in Boulder.
The biggest difference is that they are afraid, and fear, as we know, is the most insidious and easiest way to control people.
Tap, tap, tap. The crow, looking in at him, seeming to grin. And it came to him with a dreamy, testicle-shriveling certainty that this was the dark man, his soul, his ka somehow projected into this rain-drenched, grinning crow that was looking in at him, checking up on him.
Their power grows as people choose to believe in them. As long as civilization exists and people are reasonably content, a person like Flagg is never given an opportunity to thrive.
We through our own discontent empower evil. This novel is one of the King epics. A fan poll on Goodreads, The Best of Stephen King Poll , shows that his fans still believe this is his best book.
My favorite book, and the one that I feel will be considered his masterpiece, is IT , a book that I feel really brings together all of his best skills in building characters and shows off his gift for creating twisty, scary plots.
IT is 2 on the Goodreads poll. Once you have been introduced to Pennywise try walking past a storm drain without giving it a wide berth. The Stand has a large cast, and most readers will have a favorite character.
I liked several characters, actually, and wondered if I was going to find myself in a George R. Martin universe where identifying with a character was tantamount to self-inflicted grief.
I was fortunate to stick with Stu Redman. He is a hick from Texas who continues to show hidden depths as circumstances shape and reveal his character.
Everything Gore Vidal ever wrote—those books about Lincoln and Aaron Burr and those guys. I always meant to read the suckers.
Now it looks like I got the time. In the forward, Stephen King talks about the meeting he had with the publishing group about the size of The Stand.
It was originally published at about pages, but then when they decided to reissue the uncut version, he was able to put back in about pages that he had been forced to excise.
I think I did a fairly good job, for a writer who has been accused over and over again of having diarrhea of the word processor.
They were able to show him the sales from his previous four books, the profit margin, and if he sold the same number of books of The Stand , how much slimmer the profit margin would be, because of the cost to produce the extra pages.
So the cuts were not made for editorial reasons, but for common sense accounting reasons. King was very happy to have the orphaned material reunited with the rest of the book.
The book does bog down at times for me. I think that is inevitable with a book this size. King is taking on some larger themes here and for the most part keeps all the plates spinning in the air.
I have to admit, though, that I had to agree with lifestyle philosophy of the sociologist Glen Bateman. He seemed perfectly content—at least for the time being—to go for his walks with Kojak, paint his pictures, putter around his garden, and think about the sociological ramifications of nearly total decimation.
It is truly amazing any of us can think. View all 30 comments. That spells I am done with this MOONstrosity of a tome.
The Stand is totally not what I expected. I really thought this would be a super thrilling plot-driven with a lot of actions book due to the nature that the story revolves around a plague out 3.
I really thought this would be a super thrilling plot-driven with a lot of actions book due to the nature that the story revolves around a plague outbreak.
One of the two that stands out the most from this book—other than the gigantic size—in my opinion was the theological nature and the classic tale of a battle between good versus evil.
That was an act of pure human fuckery. Once God or Satan is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance The characters developments in this book were astounding to say the least and it was awesome to see how far these characters changed from where they began.
Plus, Stephen King writes very unconventional and memorable characters in The Stand such as Nick, Tom Cullen, Randal Flagg, Harold, Larry, and Mother Abagail to name a few.
It was a painful 70 pages chapter which in my opinion offer close to zero points to the story. Finally, with a book this HUGE, I really expected the ending to blow me away but the ending ended up being anti-climactic.
Overall though, I think The Stand is still overall a great book. Thank you also to my good friend, Celeste, for giving me this book as a late birthday present!
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The Stand, Stephen King Publication date: October 3, It expands upon the scenario of his earlier short story "Night Surf" and outlines the total breakdown of society after the accidental release of a strain of influenza that had been modified for biological warfare causes an apocalyptic pandemic, which kills off the majority of the world's human population.
King dedicated the book to his wife, Tabitha: The Stand, Stephen King Publication date: October 3, King dedicated the book to his wife, Tabitha: "For Tabby: This dark chest of wonders.
View all 4 comments. FULL REVIEW UP! Laws yes, I finished this huge ass book! I put it off because of the sheer size of the book.
I finally kicked my butt in gear and read this post-apocalyptic tale of good vs evil. I'm so glad I did! I went into this book not knowing much about the plot or characters.
I did not watch the TV mini-series of The Stand which was produced back in I'm glad that I did FULL REVIEW UP! I think it's better that way.
I enjoyed reading about the trials and tribulations of the survivors trying to navigate in this new world. I loved this part of the book!
And because of the death and destruction that occurs, Randall Flagg, the Dark Man comes back for the remaining survivors. Dun dun dun! I ended up reading the unabridged version of this dystopian tale.
I still loved the overall story though and have to give this book 5 stars because of the amount of world building and characterization that King ends up writing about.
One thing that I had issue with on the unabridged version was the Trashcan Man chapters. It slowed down the pace for me and made me miss the other characters.
I absolutely loved the ending of this book! Last of all, some of the characters in this book will be with me for years.
Nick Andros, Tom Cullen and Glenn Bateman will always be my favorites. And I will always hate Harold Lauder with a raging passion.
What a weasel! Speaking of weasels… And now thanks to King , I want an Irish Setter like Kojak.
Fetch Kojak, fetch! View all 65 comments. I never get tired of reading this book. It's my absolute all time favorite reads.
Every once in a while I have to go back and read it again and again I am a Stephen King fan and whilst I have read most of his books, The Stand has remained my all-time favorite.
I read it when it was first published in and I was really happy when a longer I never get tired of reading this book. I read it when it was first published in and I was really happy when a longer and uncut version came out in and have since read it many times.
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Harold plants a bomb in the house where the committee is to meet. The explosion kills seven or eight people, including Nick Andros and Susan Stern, but the other committee members are saved by the commotion caused by Mother Abagail's unexpected return and Frannie's too-late warning.
Before dying, the extremely emaciated Mother Abagail reports God's will: Stu, Glen, Larry, and Ralph all of the surviving committee members except for the pregnant Frannie must go to Las Vegas on foot to destroy Flagg.
She also states that only three of them will get there. Harold and Nadine also set out for Las Vegas, but Harold suffers a broken leg in a motorcycle accident caused by Flagg with his powers on the way, and Nadine leaves him to die.
After enduring several days and nights of his broken leg slowly becoming infected and gangrenous, Harold accepts the fact that he is going to die and commits suicide by shooting himself in the head.
After traveling alone for a while, Nadine finds Flagg in the desert near Las Vegas and he impregnates her; the horrifying experience his face changes into that of a demon causes her to lose her mind.
Flagg brings her back to Las Vegas as his bride, but she manages to goad him into killing her and their unborn child. Stu breaks his leg en route to Las Vegas and persuades the others to go on without him.
The remaining three are quickly taken prisoner. Glen refuses to grovel before Flagg, and when he taunts Flagg, Lloyd kills him under Flagg's orders.
Flagg gathers his people to witness Larry and Ralph's executions. Moments before they are about to be torn apart via dismemberment, the Trashcan Man drags in a nuclear warhead to try to atone for having blown up all of Flagg's experienced pilots , and an act of God detonates the bomb, destroying Las Vegas, as well as Larry and Ralph.
The inhabitants of Boulder anxiously await the birth of Frannie's baby. They fear that the child will succumb to the superflu.
Soon after her son is born, Stu returns, having been rescued by Tom. The baby contracts the superflu, but manages to recover.
Once Frannie is again pregnant, she and Stu decide to leave Boulder and move back to Frannie's hometown of Ogunquit, Maine , therefore founding an eastern settlement, and raise their children in peace.
The Complete and Uncut Edition includes an epilogue in which Flagg wakes up with memory loss on a beach. From the jungle emerge a dozen dark-skinned men with spears who eventually bow down and worship him.
In Danse Macabre , King writes about the origins of The Stand at some length. One source was Patty Hearst 's case. The original idea was to create a novel about the episode because "it seemed that only a novel might really succeed in explaining all the contradictions".
The author also mentions George R. Stewart 's novel Earth Abides , which describes the odyssey of one of the last human survivors after the population is nearly annihilated by a plague, as one of the main inspirations:.
With my Patty Hearst book, I never found the right way in It was a news story I had read about an accidental CBW spill in Utah.
This article called up memories of a novel called Earth Abides , by George R. I wrote—just to write something: The world comes to an end but everybody in the SLA is somehow immune.
Snake bit them. I looked at that for a while and then typed: No more gas shortages. That was sort of cheerful, in a horrible sort of way.
The Stand was also planned by King as an epic The Lord of the Rings —type story in a contemporary American setting:. For a long time—ten years, at least—I had wanted to write a fantasy epic like The Lord of the Rings , only with an American setting.
I just couldn't figure out how to do it. I never forgot the gruesome footage of the test mice shuddering, convulsing, and dying, all in twenty seconds or less.
That got me remembering a chemical spill in Utah, that killed a bunch of sheep these were canisters on their way to some burial ground; they fell off the truck and ruptured.
I remembered a news reporter saying, 'If the winds had been blowing the other way, there was Salt Lake City.
Scott , but before it was released, I was deep into The Stand , finally writing my American fantasy epic, set in a plague-decimated USA.
Only instead of a hobbit, my hero was a Texan named Stu Redman, and instead of a Dark Lord, my villain was a ruthless drifter and supernatural madman named Randall Flagg.
The land of Mordor 'where the shadows lie,' according to Tolkien was played by Las Vegas. While writing The Stand , King nearly stopped because of writer's block.
In an attempt to resolve this, he added the part of the storyline where Harold and Nadine construct a bomb, which explodes in a Free Zone committee meeting, killing Nick Andros, Chad Norris, and Susan Stern.